Attendance

We want to see your student at school all day every day! Good attendance matters for student success starting as early as kindergarten. By middle school and in high school, poor attendance is a leading indicator of student dropout. Excused and unexcused absences can quickly add up to too much time spent out of the classroom.

Studies show that students are at risk academically if they miss 10% of the school year, about 18 days. Did you know that missing just one or two days a month can add up to 10% of the school year? Once too many absences have occurred, even sporadically, they can affect learning.

Visit the Attendance Requirements page to learn more about Washington State laws, tips for good attendance, and when to keep your child home.

Excuse Your Student's Absence

To excuse your student's absence, you can either

  1. Leave a message on the attendance line at (360) 396-3303
  2. or Call (360) 396-3315 to speak with our attendance secretary, Amy Eldridge
  3. or a parent/guardian can email Amy Eldridge at aeldridge@nkschools.org

All absences must be excused within 48 hours.